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Bournemouth Set to Sign Nathan Ake

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Only £20m for a young player with decent potential.

Plenty more clubs must have been seriously interested but I presume he wanted to go to Bournemouth following his loan spell last season. 

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Bournemouth are building a side that'll keep them up for years. While I don't quite buy the whole fairytale as they did have a very decent backing in the football league, it's impressive what a club of that size is doing.

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Right move for all parties. Still mad that Chelsea recalled him last season though it was understandable that they needed someone in case of emergencies. 

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Wish all the best for him. Don't think he was ever an ideal option for Conte

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Chelsea have done well to get £20m for a player they never had an interest in using. Away from the crazy pice though, it's a good move for all concerned.

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Prices in the permier league are getting out of control. He is worth 5 mil, 10 at the very very utmost if there was a bidding war. Sweet Jesus.

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Isn't it about time people stopped calling Bournemouth "plucky" now? They've bought their way into the Premier League, often flouting Football League rules in the process. Yes, they had a bit of a remarkable spell in Eddie Howe's first spell but since these Russians have come in, they've thrown money at it and that's a big part of why they're where they are. 

Still, £20m for a 22 year-old who's nowhere near his prime but has stood out at Bournemouth and Watford is a bargain. 

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Gutted that we sold him, but at 22 he wants to play and fair play to him. Wish him all the best in the future, hope we sell all the youngsters / loanees we never plan to use.

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Yeah you can see that a mile off actually. #NathanBacke or some crap to follow.

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We won’t. He’d be on the same level of Zouma and Christensen. 

Funds need to go towards an elite CB in the summer: 

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Tottenham are keeping an eye on Bournemouth's Nathan Ake, 24, with the Dutch defender a candidate to replace Jan Vertonghen, whose contract at Spurs expires in summer 2020. (Football Insider)

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If they miss out on Umtiti, Manchester City will raid Bournemouth for Nathan Ake, 24, but could face competition from the Dutchman's former club Chelsea. (Express)

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They can't raid anything because we have a buy back clause. We pay 40 mill and it's done. However i don't think he is a big improvement on the current crop of cb's.

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25 minutes ago, True Blue said:

They can't raid anything because we have a buy back clause. We pay 40 mill and it's done. However i don't think he is a big improvement on the current crop of cb's.

I think he & Rudiger could form a decent partnership. Zouma doesn't strike me as someone capable of holding down a CB place because he can be clumsy sometimes and just seems a bit car-crash esque. 

Having said that, I wonder if Chelsea will go for someone a bit more established in top-level football and start paying big money again from January...

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Tomori and Rudiger will form a decent partnership. There is genuinely no need for Ake and he was only considered given the nature of Rudiger’s injury. He’s fully fit now. 

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10 minutes ago, Cicero said:

Tomori and Rudiger will form a decent partnership. There is genuinely no need for Ake and he was only considered given the nature of Rudiger’s injury. He’s fully fit now. 

Good point - forgot about Tomori. Better off sticking with those 2 as opposed to Ake.

I can see Ake going to somewhere like Spurs when Jan or Alderweireld leave. 

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17 minutes ago, Stan said:

Good point - forgot about Tomori. Better off sticking with those 2 as opposed to Ake.

I can see Ake going to somewhere like Spurs when Jan or Alderweireld leave. 

Too small for Mourinho 

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54 minutes ago, Panna King said:

Ake would be perfect for Arsenal, a left sided playing defender, seems calm on the ball.

He's Dutch of course he would be ;)

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7 minutes ago, Gunnersauraus said:

He's Dutch of course he would be ;)

Nothing to do with that, he just is much better to what we have and is good at playing out of the back, also he has leadership qualities.  

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22 minutes ago, Panna King said:

Nothing to do with that, he just is much better to what we have and is good at playing out of the back, also he has leadership qualities.  

I'm joking mate. That's why there was a wink.;) Although let's be fair mate you are very biased towards anything Dutch. Not having a go at you though we all have biases.

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4 minutes ago, Gunnersauraus said:

I'm joking mate. That's why there was a wink.;) Although let's be fair mate you are very biased towards anything Dutch. Not having a go at you though we all have biases.

I just watch them play alot so I know a lot about them but not biased really its just that I know what they can do as I have seen them do it. 

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1 hour ago, Panna King said:

I just watch them play alot so I know a lot about them but not biased really its just that I know what they can do as I have seen them do it. 

You are biased mate. It's very obvious. 

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1 hour ago, Gunnersauraus said:

You are biased mate. It's very obvious. 

Never! You even say sirbalon is biased towards Barca :ph34r:

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